Why runners should include strength training

When I begin working with a new client I always ask them about the ancillary training components they are currently doing, including strength training. (Read my previous post on Ancillary Components in your run training) Most of the time, these athletes are doing very little to none.  This is a large area for improvement andContinue reading “Why runners should include strength training”

Understanding Running Economy

I’m not going to lie. I really nerd out when I get to teach my middle school kiddos concepts that I can relate to running, or exercising in some way . We have been recently learning about how our body converts food energy into a usable form of energy called adenine triphosphate, or ATP. ThisContinue reading “Understanding Running Economy”

Understanding Running Economy

I’m not going to lie. I really nerd out when I get to teach my middle school kiddos concepts that I can relate to running, or exercising in some way . We have been recently learning about how our body converts food energy into a usable form of energy called adenine triphosphate, or ATP. ThisContinue reading “Understanding Running Economy”

The Week of Slow

Working with a variety of running clients, including many runners who feel the need to run their easy runs in the moderate zone. Limiting their ability to safely build mileage and make adequate gains following their quality sessions. The challenge?  The individual runs feels fine, but the athlete is slowly building fatigue and not recovering fromContinue reading “The Week of Slow”

Picking the right running coach

Follow up from my previous two blog articles; Why YOU could benefit from a running coach! and Which type of Running Coach is best for YOU. Today, I am going to go into details about how to choose the coach that works for you. Choosing to work with a coach is an excellent way to add motivation, structureContinue reading “Picking the right running coach”

The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2

Whenever I post tips on run training, I will get follow up questions through comments, email and direct messaging.  Usually the person is asking about advice on specific run training secrets or workouts.  What is the best kind of workout to be doing, what is the correct number of miles, how long should a trainingContinue reading “The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2”

Plaza 10k- 2018 Race Report

In case you missed it-Fall Racing in KC I know I am a little behind on this race report, along with the two 5ks.  Coaching, teaching, running and family time has squeezed a lot out of me.  The beginning of the school year always seems a bit hectic, but I definitely feel like I haveContinue reading “Plaza 10k- 2018 Race Report”

Weekly Wrap up- 17 weeks until CIM!

 The end is near! This is my last full week off before heading back to school   Teacher professional development is just around the corner.  I had a great start to the week but the hotter weather and travel really wore me out the second half. Here is my Weekly Wrap up- Monday-  9 miles @Continue reading “Weekly Wrap up- 17 weeks until CIM!”

June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

I did it,I finally picked a race.  I am super excited to announce that I have been given the opportunity to run with a seeded bib number at California International Marathon.   As I wrote about in May (My next journey…)  my big goal is to chase an Olympic trials standard, and California International Marathon willContinue reading “June/July Recap+ what’s ahead”